Computer-based testing often putting freeze on classes in Florida's Miami-Dade, other counties
Business technology teacher Antonio White is supposed to teach middle and high school students how to type on a computer keyboard and use the full suite of Microsoft Office programs.
But on many days, he doesn’t have access to computers. They’ve been usurped for Florida’s standardized testing.
“There’s not a lot of teaching going on this semester. It’s like school is over,” said White, who teaches at José Martí MAST 6-12 Academy.
Ever since the Florida Department of Education mandated that many tests...